|Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 10:18 | IP Logged
BEC has the highest passing rate of the 4 sections. Therefore if you have been able to handle the other three sections you should have a better shot, but of course there is no guarantee.
A lot of external auditor junior staff have only a few months to prepare for one or more sections - it's not impossible, it's all about your attitude.
to knock down the becker material, you're talking about 5 lectures (3 days each = 15 days including homework) plus sims and final exams / reviews (5 days), plus re-reviews of homework questions missed, and pop quizzes, etc.
I think that one important point to be made is that NASB seems to be designing exams around the obvious Becker material. I found this with REG the first time (fail) and found that studying REG with Gleim was a lot more comprehensive although still a ton of info. My plan is to see if I can pass BEC with Becker the first time (taking it in Nov although I wanted to do it in Oct) and then if I need to re-take, do it again with Gleim in Jan/Feb. It's luck of the draw on your written, but the good thing is it counts for less. I would personally take REG or FAR 1st/2nd, then AUD, and save BEC as the last exam (declining order of difficulty to pass).
FAR 8/2011: 86
AUD 11/2011: 93
Reg 2/2012: 71, 7/1/2012: 89
BEC 10/2012: TBD